"If I could only keep one guitar..."
As it comes, this guitar sounds okay. After a few years, I felt that it was trying to be too many things, and was not being what it really was-a Telecaster.
This guitar has fine hardware, good pickups, and wonderful fit and finish. It looks like it cost much more than it does. The three pickup configuration is a bit of overkill, I feel.
This guitar is beautiful, with deep grain and a mirror smooth three-tone sunburst finish. Everything fits as good as can be expected on a Telecaster.
I have never had a problem with a Fender guitar or amp, but with the support network that they have, I don't figure that I would have a problem getting help if necessary.
This is a fine guitar. It can be very versatile in certain arenas of music, and it is easily modified to suit any taste. It is a kille lookin' axe!
The Wow Factor:
If you want a Telecaster, you won't do any better than this one at the price. For you Strat-heads, the three-pickup configuration should be right up your alley. For those of you, who, like me, wish for a more traditional two-pickup model, these are available used for great prices, and are super easy to modify. Mine now has a Genuine Fender white pearloid pickguard and two Vintage Noiseless pickups and looks and sounds great!
A good guitar in stock form with the advantage of being easily modified to suit the individual's style or taste.